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Solvang in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission Santa Ines

 
 
Mission Santa Ines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
1. Mission Santa Ines Marker
Inscription.
Has been designated a
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
This religious complex possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Mission Santa Ines, founded in 1804, is one of the finest examples of a Mission complex containing buildings, structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and artwork important to understanding the Hispanic and Native American heritage of California. The fulling mill, built in 1821 by Joseph Chapman, is one of the earliest industrial sites in California.

La Mison de Santa Ines, fundada en 1804, es uno de los mejores ejemplos entre los complejos misionales. Contiene edificios, estructuras, sitios arqueologicos, ruinas y Ejemplos de artesania importante para entender la herencia Hispana e Indigena de California. El batan, construido por Joseph Chapman en 1821, es uno de los sitios de industria mas antiguo en California.
 
Erected 1999 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 35.683′ N, 120° 8.176′ W. Marker is in Solvang, California
Mission Santa Ines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
2. Mission Santa Ines Marker
, in Santa Barbara County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe (approx. 7.9 miles away); Las Cruces • The Crosses (approx. 7.9 miles away); Arroyo Hondo Fish Passage & Upstream Habitat Restoration (approx. 8.4 miles away); Gaviota Pass (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Mission Santa Ines. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 305)

This mission was founded in 1804 by Father Estévan Tapís to reach the Indians living east of the Coast Range. Construction was completed in 1817. It was through the efforts of Father Alexander Buckler, starting in 1904, that Mission Santa Inés was restored to as much as possible of its old charm and grace.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mission Santa Ines: History. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. California Missions: Mission Santa Ines. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. National Historic Landmark - Statement of
The 19th Arch image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
3. The 19th Arch
Twenty-Two arches formed the front arcade of the Mission quadrangle as completed in 1807. This is the original 19th arch. The 10 arches closest to the Church are also original. Like most of the adobe quadrangle, some of the arches collapsed. For many years there was a gap between the 10th and 19th arches, but in 1989 the missing arches were reconstructed.
Significance (as of designation-January 20, 1999)

Mission Santa Ines is one of the best preserved Spanish mission complexes in the United States, an unrivaled combination of landscape setting, original buildings, extant collections of art and interior furnishings, water-related industrial structures and archaeological remains. The property is also important as the location of the start of the Chumash Revolt of 1824, one of the largest and most successful revolts of Native American Catholic neophytes in the Spanish West, representing indigenous resistance to European colonization. The intact archaeological remains of the two mission wings, a portion of the convento, and the Native American village are rare survivors, and have been demonstrated to contain the potential for exceptional information on the critical period of accommodation between native peoples and European colonial powers.
    — Submitted September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Additional keywords. Missions
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Hispanic AmericansLandmarksNative AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mission Santa Ines image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
4. Mission Santa Ines
The Arches image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
5. The Arches
Mission Santa Ines Site Diagram image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
6. Mission Santa Ines Site Diagram
Mission Santa Ines Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
7. Mission Santa Ines Bell Tower
The Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
8. The Cemetery
Stones from the Old Grist Mill at Santa Ines Mission - 1820 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
9. Stones from the Old Grist Mill at Santa Ines Mission - 1820
Mission Santa Ines image. Click for more information.
By Henry F. Withey, Photographer, circa Sept. 1936
10. Mission Santa Ines
Historic American Buildings Survey (LOC)
HABS CAL,42-SOLV,1A-

Building/structure dates: 1814 initial construction.
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work.

See link for additional HABS photos.
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